Valerie Thompson to attend BMW Riders Association Rally and California Superbike School in Birmingham
(Scottsdale, AZ) – May 28, 2014 – Five-time land speed record holder and one of the world’s fastest BMW racers, Valerie Thompson, will travel to Birmingham Alabama to participate in the 42nd annual BMW Riders Association Rally at Barber Motorsports Park. Thompson will also attend the California Superbike School that runs in conjunction with the rally from May 29 – June 2.
The rally will feature over 45 BMW motorcycle related vendors, seminars and on-track events. Thompson’s record holding BMW S 1000 RR will be displayed at the Schuberth Helmet booth and she will be a featured speaker during the event.
“I can’t wait to get to Birmingham for these two excellent events. I’m looking forward to touring the Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum, home to the world’s best motorcycle collection with over 1200 vintage and modern motorcycles and racecars,” said Thompson. “BMW supplies S 1000 RR Superbikes for the California Superbike School, so I’ll feel right at home,” added Thompson.
Keith Code founded the California Superbike School to provide a unique combination of classroom and on-track step-by-step instruction for motorcyclists whose skills range from novice street riders to factory racers. The school offers four levels of courses throughout the US, Australia and Europe. The first three levels present five precise technical riding skills and each level can be completed in one day. Code is credited with breaking the sport down into its essential components and bringing real understanding to riders in all categories. His books, video and schools were the first to make that knowledge available to everyone.
“No matter how long you’ve been riding motorcycles, the expert training provided by the California Superbike School will make you even better. The combination of trained professionals like Keith Code and BMW Superbikes offers an unmatched opportunity to improve your riding skills,” added Thompson.
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Valerie Thompson Background
Valerie is a five-time land speed record holder and owner/driver of the Valerie Thompson Land Speed Racing Motorcycle Team who has also competed in the All Harley Drag Racing Association and National Hot Rod Association drag racing series. She set a personal best top speed of 212 mph on her CTEK sponsored BMW S 1000 RR during the March 2013 Texas Mile competition. Thompson is an official member of the BUB Speed Trials 201 MPH Club, the Mojave Magnum 200 MPH Club and Texas Mile 200 MPH Club.
Valerie Thompson Racing Sponsors: CTEK Battery Charger, BMW Motorrad – HP Race Parts, TROON Enterprises, Magic Bullet Advanced Fuel Treatment, Metro Auto Auction, Akrapovič Exhaust, Speed-Way Shelters, alpha Racing, Schuberth Helmet, Automotive Racing Products, Worldwide Bearings, Stand-Up Photos, Vision Wheel, Go AZ Motorcycles.
Barber Motorsports Park Background
Barber Motorsports Park is a 740- acre multi-purpose racing facility located in Birmingham, Alabama. Built by George Barber, the facility includes the Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum. The museum’s collection includes one of the world’s greatest motorcycle collections, including over 1200 vintage and modern motorcycles and racecars. The collection is the largest of its kind in the world. Approximately 600 of the 1200 motorcycles ranging from 1902 to current-year are on display at any given time.
Additional Information Sources & Photos
- Bonneville Stories by Lou Fischer: 201 MPH Club Video: http://youtu.be/psT4OhmFxAw
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